Forgiveness is letting go of the pain and accepting what has happened because it will not change. Forgiveness is dismissing the blame. Choices were made that caused the hurt; you each could have chosen differently, but you didn't. Forgiveness is looking at the pain, learning the lessons it has produced, and underwtanding what you have learned. Forgiveness allows you to move on toward a better understanding of universal love and your true purpose. Forgiveness is knowing the answer to all questions and that we all are in some way connected. Forgiveness is starting overwith knowledge that you have gained. It is saying: "I forgive you,and I forgive myself. I hope you can do the same."